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There are 9 ways to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice by bus, ferry, train, car, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, ferry  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Vrelo Borje to Rovinj Central Bus Station Vrelo Borje - Rovinj Central Bus Station
  2. Take the ferry from Rovinj to Venice

€87 - €114

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Vrelo Borje to Rijeka Central Bus Station Vrelo Borje - Rijeka Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka bus station to Venice 541 / ...

€43 - €57

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Bus, train  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Vrelo Borje to Opatija Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Opatija Central Bus Station to Trieste Central Bus Station 944
  3. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia Re

€46 - €71

Bus via Zagreb  •  11h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to San Donà di Piave

€69 - €98

Drive  •  4h 49m

  1. Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice 396.6 km

€45 - €75

Bus to Zadar, fly to Pula, shuttle  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zadar
  2. Fly from Zadar (ZAD) to Pula (PUY) ZAD - PUY
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Pula Airport to Venezia Mestre

€97 - €619

Bus to Zadar, fly to Venice  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zadar
  2. Fly from Zadar (ZAD) to Venice (VCE) ZAD - VCE

€64 - €135

Bus to Zagreb, fly to Venice  •  9h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
  2. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Venice (VCE) ZAG - VCE

€54 - €329

Bus to Split, fly to Venice  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Split
  2. Fly from Split (SPU) to Venice (VCE) SPU - VCE

€55 - €208

Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice by walk and bus

The journey time between Plitvice Lakes National Park and Venice is around 17h 40m and covers a distance of around 539 km. The fastest journey normally takes 17h 40m. Operated by Prijevoz Knežević, Croatia Bus Domestic, Florentia Bus and others, the Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice service departs from Plitvice Lakes National Park and arrives in Piazzale Roma. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
17h 40m
Fastest journey time:
17h 40m
Journey distance:
539 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€69
Carbon emissions:
67 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
16:45
Last service departs at:
16:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice walk and bus schedules

Croatia → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Croatia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Croatia
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Conditions of entry into Italy from Croatia

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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Considerations leaving from Croatia

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Croatia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Venice is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Venice is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Venice is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Croatia from Italy.

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Last updated: 27 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice is to bus which costs 320 kn - 440 kn and takes 8h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice is to drive which costs 370 kn - 550 kn and takes 4h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice. However, there are services departing from Plitvička Jezera and arriving at Venice via Vrelo Borje and Rijeka bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 43m.

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The distance between Plitvice Lakes National Park and Venice is 265 km. The road distance is 396.6 km.

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The best way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 7h 44m and costs 650 kn - 900 kn.

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It takes approximately 7h 44m to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice, including transfers.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice bus services, operated by Autotrans d.d., depart from Vrelo Borje station.

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The quickest flight from Zadar Airport to Pula Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Venice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice is 397 km. It takes approximately 4h 49m to drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice.

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Map of how to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice.
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  • Distance: 265 km
  • Duration: 7h 44m

What companies run services between Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia and Venice, Italy?

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice via Plitvička Jezera, Borje Motel, Vrelo Borje, and Rijeka bus station in around 8h 43m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zadar to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €600
Flights from Zagreb to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €440
Flights from Split to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €380
Flights from Zagreb to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zadar to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €210
Flights from Zagreb to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zadar to Pula
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €470
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zadar to Venice via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zadar to Venice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€45 - €300
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Venice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Venice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€24 - €100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zagreb to Venice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €410
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Venice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zagreb to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €350
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Split to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €130
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€19 - €21
Bus operators
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Vrelo Borje to Rovinj Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Bus from Vrelo Borje to Opatija Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Bus from Opatija Central Bus Station to Trieste Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Bus from Vrelo Borje to Rijeka Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
Autotrans d.d.
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Opatija to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rijeka bus station to Venice
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Split
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zadar
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Zagreb to San Donà di Piave
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Pula Airport to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€40 - €400
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
€41 - €44
Private
€220 - €400
Ferry operators

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